Manta Rays in Flying Formation // photo by Andrey Gladyshev

A flight of giant Manta Rays in Flying Formation.

poldberg: “ Giant Manta Ray and Whale Shark swimming together from above. [from this video] ”

poldberg: “ Giant Majestic Sea Flap Flap and Whale Shark swimming together from above. [from this video] ”

Pacific Cownose Rays - they gather in a herd and prefer to stay near reefs or sandy shallows.

"Pacific Cownose Rays" by Paul Souders - Like their bovine namesakes, Pacific cownose rays gather in a herd. This species prefers to stay near reefs or sandy shallows where they dig crustaceans and mollusks out of the substrate.

Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) and are placed in the eagle ray family Myliobatidae.

Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) and are placed in the eagle ray family Myliobatidae.

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The spotted eagle ray is very distinctive with a flattened body and triangular corners to the wing-like pectoral fins.

I would love to see a manta ray someday. #animalbucketlist

I would love to see a manta ray(majestic sea flap flap) someday.

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